The world is in its 9th week of extreme effort to minimize the effects of COVID19. On the one hand our effort has worked, but soon lives may be lost due to isolation, lack of purpose, lack of necessary income, and other medical issues that have been indefinitely delayed because everything was focused on the pandemic.
If you listed your fears right now, might they include your ability to sufficiently hand wash or sanitize, wear a mask faithfully enough to keep that unseen virus from entering YOU? How about the mounting fears regarding your financial future? Will retirement funds ever be recouped? Will my job be open, will my company survive? Even with all the financial changes to help us get through, will it be enough? Great as America was doing she does have her limits. When will it all hit THE WALL?
Any families with cabin fever? When can we go out in the Spring sunshine? Get off on a camping trip to a National or State Park? When can we enjoy a night out in a restaurant without being reminded that there isn’t really any place we will feel safe again?
The cleaning processes that are going to be requested by any business or church that is re-opening will be laborious and costly, yet will it even be sufficient to draw customers or attendees? Is COVID19 testing accurate enough and will the immunizations be safe? So many important questions from every angle.
Where is the SAFE place during a pandemic, geographical catastrophe, a grave injustice, loss of loved ones and other painful events in life? My friends, it is only near the heart of God. He created us for His good pleasure and wants to be involved in our lives, just as an earthly Dad wants from his children. So often we think we can manage just fine without including God who many even foolishly deny he exists. Our pride, willful ignorance and determined independence separate us from Him. Yet God loved us and sent His only begotten Son, The Lord Jesus Christ, to pay the price for our sinful independence and give us the path to His heart.
Jesus Christ came to seek and to save those who are lost… off on their own trail managing life with woefully inadequate tools against fear and death. What can possibly comfort us right now during this very hard time? God can! Opening His book the King James Bible can! He is waiting for you to let go of your independence so He can replace your fears with peace that passeth all understanding. His comfort will be sufficient for all we may face in the future. Won’t you let Him take over? It’s so scary in the world without Him. He loves us, knows what’s best, has forgiven us and rejoices to show us every day that HE IS – and graciously at work in the lives of those who choose to trust Him. He’s waiting for YOU!